Monday, July 28, 2014

Nourishing our souls with Risale-i Nur

At Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture

It’s a very beautiful experience being in the light of Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture, its like entering a secret garden where the beauty, fragrance and tranquility of the garden can only be reached and tasted through the reading and practicing of Risale I Nur from heart to heart..a beautiful journey of the soul..
In a garden at Istanbul during spring time

The seeds of Nur are sown in the garden of our soul, so nourish our own soul with full trust in God, with great effort and reliance on God, instead of waiting for someone to bring the nourishment for our soul. Reading and practicing Risale I Nur can heal and nourish our souls with God’s Compassion and Mercy, so we should always continuously  give in God’s name, take in God’s name, begin in God’s name, and act in God’s name, as God’s Nur will nourish us and God's guidance, Compassion and  Mercy will come through many beautiful amazing ways which are through amazing sincere helping souls, through bittersweet life's experiences, through God's  Endless blessings and insightful wisdom, when we live in the breadth and depth of God’s Compassion and Mercy.  Thus, if the seeds are unattended, our hearts, minds and souls will grow weeds, but if  the seeds are attended, our hearts, minds and souls will be a beautiful garden of fragrant roses and amazing flowers…Masha Allah
  O God! Illuminate our hearts with the light of belief and the Qur'an. 
O God! Enrich us with the need of You and do not impoverish us with the lack of need of You. Make us free of our own strength and power, and cause us to take refuge in Your strength and power. Appoint us among those who place their trust in You, and do not entrust us to ourselves. Protect us with Your protection. Have mercy on us and have mercy on all believing men and women. And grant blessings and peace to our Master Muhammad, Your Servant and Prophet, Your Friend and Beloved, the Beauty of Your Dominion and the Sovereign of Your Art, the Essence of Your Favour and the Sun of Your Guidance, the Tongue of Your Proof and the Exemplar of Your Mercy, the Light of Your Creation and the Glory of Your Creatures, the Lamp of Your Unity in the Multiplicity of Your Creatures and the Discloser of the Talisman of Your Beings, the Herald of the Sovereignty of Your Dominicality and the Announcer of those things pleasing to You, the Proclaimer of the Treasuries of Your Names and the Instructor of Your Servants, the Interpreter of Your Signs and the Mirror of the Beauty of Your Dominicality, the Means of witnessing You and bearing witness to You, Your Beloved and Your Messenger whom You sent as a Mercy to All the Worlds, and to all his Family and Companions, and to his brothers among the prophets and messengers, and to Your angels and to the righteous among Your servants. AMEN. – Ustad Bediuzzaman Said Nursi